# What do the letters mean on scratch-off tickets?

## What do the letters mean on scratch-off tickets?

The three letter code was an indication of whether the scratch-off was a winner or not. An FTN for example, meant the ticket was a \$15 winner. If the code was FHN, the ticket was a \$500 winner. A code such as KVX, or some other seemingly random and undecipherable group of letters, meant the card wasn’t a winner.

## How do you read the odds on a scratch-off ticket?

Typically, the odds are listed as a comparison of numbers: 1: 5, or 1: 20. This means that 1 out of every 5 or 20 tickets will be a winner. It doesn’t mean that every fifth ticket in a row wins, and it doesn’t mean that in a random sampling of 20 tickets, one will definitely be a winner.

Do scratch-off tickets actually win?

The overall odds of winning any prize on an instant ticket varies, and is approximately 1 in 3. This means that for all the tickets sold for a given game, approximately one third will be winners.

What are the odds of winning 1000 on a scratch card?

Which Scratch Off Tickets have the Best Odds?

Ticket Type Top Prize Odds of Winning a Prize
\$5 10X The Cash \$100,000 1 in 1,1750,000
\$5 Live the Life \$1,000 a week for 5 years 1 in 750,000
\$6 \$300,000 1 in 600,000
\$10 \$500,000 1 in 500,000

### How do you tell if a scratch-off is a winner before scratching?

The updated California Lottery app, called Check-a-Ticket, allows users to immediately scan their Scratchers or newer draw game ticket to see if the have a winner. The app uses the phone camera to scan the barcode on the ticket and then automatically shows the results. The barcode isn’t visible until you scratch it.

### Why do people ask what number a scratch off is on?

Also, you can ask what the number of the next ticket on the roll is. every roll begins with ticket number “000” — so the higher the number, the greater the likelihood that somebody has already bought one or all of the winning tickets in that roll of scratch offs.